Report: Mitch McConnell Expected to Reject Objection to Electoral College Votes

Report: Mitch McConnell Expected to Reject Objection to Electoral College Votes


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is expected to reject an objection to the Electoral College votes as both chambers gather to count the votes, Fox News reported on Wednesday.

According to the report, McConnell is “expected to rebuke the GOP challenge to certify the Electoral College results for President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday,” per sources:

Meanwhile, a source familiar with Wednesday’s vote told Fox News McConnell plans to be one of the first speakers to object to initial challenges by colleagues in his own party, driving home the importance of certifying the votes — which have been approved by all 50 states — and ensuring a peaceful transfer of power.

McConnell has remained relatively mum on the forthcoming objections from his colleagues, although he urged GOP senators to refrain from objecting to the certification in mid-December, contending that it would not be “in the best interest of everybody”:

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